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Department of History & Geography

Department of History & Geography

History and geography are central to a rich, immersive liberal arts education. At CSU, you’ll develop a deeper appreciation for the past, understand how the past influences the present, and make important connections between geography and human history.

The department offers one graduate, two undergraduate, and four certificate programs. Each is designed to foster intellectual curiosity and technical skill. At CSU, you’ll collaborate with professional geographers and learn how to apply geographic information system (GIS) technology to historical research.

We believe the best education happens inside – and outside – the classroom. As a student, you’ll have access to internship opportunities with the Columbus Museum, the Carter Center, the Roosevelt Institute, the Andersonville National Historic Site, and many others.

What We Do

Dr. Amanda Rees

Dr. Amanda Rees

The South Commons has always been a recreational space: the last public green space along the Chattahoochee River. As community geographers, how can we effectively engage locals to keep it that way? Bringing theory and practice together, Dr Rees' weekend class partners with community organizations to answer this and more.

Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Juli Yoder

Juli Yoder '14

“My experience at CSU was wonderful. I was a student athlete on the rifle team, so my schedule was always complicated, and my teachers/advisors were always accommodating and understanding.  The professors were all very knowledgeable in their subjects and encouraging.

In [my current job with] Henry County, I write technical staff reports for rezonings, conditional uses, and other similar applications. I also review business licenses, sign applications, and handle special event applications for events such as 5ks and filming. Another big portion of my job with Henry County includes presenting cases before the Zoning Advisory Board and Board of Commissioners monthly.”